Total loan: $2,125


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Keper-Arik village, , Kyrgyzstan / Agriculture

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Rasiya's story

Rasiya E. is 51, married, and has two children. Rasiya works as a librarian in the local administration of Keper-Arik village, and her husband, Shukurbek, is a stockkeeper/clerk. In order to add to their income, Rasiya’s family is engaged in cattle breeding. They started this activity with initial capital of 10,000 KGS, and now they have a farm with one milk cow, one horse, twenty sheep and bull calves. Also, Rasiya is engaged in cultivating the land with sugar beets, a profitable activity. Rasiya has applied for a loan of 100,000 KGS to purchase cattle, which will allow her to increase milk product sales. With the revenues, she plans to hold her son’s marriage and give a good dowry for her daughter. Rasiya’s family is very tight-knit and makes every effort to make their dreams of a prosperous future come true. Bai-Tushum and Partners uses Kiva funding to target the especially vulnerable population. Bai-Tushum and Partners is one of the leading Micro-finance Institutions in Kyrgyzstan. As a reliable financial partner, Bai-Tushum contributes to the economic development of the Kyrgyz Republic through the delivery of micro-finance services in rural and urban areas that lead to increased employment and meet the interests of its clients and investors.